"After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended."
Here are photos from our Dec. 13 work trip at Bles Park. We had 13 volunteers, including five Elders from the Latter Day Saints, five PHTA members and local residents. We cleared 1.4 miles of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail. The weather wa
UPDATE 12/5 We are postponing this to Sat. Dec. 13, 9-noon, due to rain. Hope to see you there!
Dec. 6, 9am: Meet at Bles Park, Ashburn VA, 9am-noon. With Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. Clear overgrown 0.7 mile section of Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail; sidehill to make treadway level. Create several loop trail options. This will extend 5 miles of continuous Potomac Heritage Trail north/west of parking area to Elizabeth Mills Park, Kephart Landing Park, and Coton Bridge over Goose Creek. In the future we hope to extend the trail east to Algonkian Park where there are 11 completed miles to Great Falls Park.
From Route 7 turn north on Loudoun County Parkway, then first right on George Washington Blvd,...
A crew from the Graham County Land Company of Robbinsville, NC (photo), has begun repairs to a section of the CCT and Potomac Heritage Trail in Great Falls Park. The worst section (see photo) was washed out over several storms and has been virtually impassable since 2011. Repairs will also restore about 900 feet of damaged trail.
Congrats to Don Briggs of NPS and Brent O'Neill of Great Falls Park for securing funding to fill in this missing link.
The trail repairs should be finished in early December.